Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Janet Jackson Cancels European Tour, Makes Statement with Scarves


Janet Jackson is obviously unwell. She’s sending messages by wearing thick scarves around her neck in all photos and videos. Why aren’t we getting it?

This week, Janet cancelled her entire European tour. Just two weeks ago she was posting videos, all smiles, very excited to appear in cities like Glasgow, etc. She certainly thought she was doing the tour.

Whatever’s wrong with her throat is unclear, and she has said she doesn’t have cancer. But there are plenty of other things that could be affecting her singing. And the scarves are clearly not just there for warmth.

Will she make the Las Vegas start date of her U.S. tour on May 14th? It’s still two months away, so we’ll send positive thoughts. But the strain of a tour may be too much for her. We’ll wait and see.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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